Guns ’N’ Roses front-man Axl Rose is facing a lawsuit from his former manager, Irving Azoff, over nearly $1.9 million US in fees Azoff says Rose failed to pay him, according to the Associated Press.

The lawsuit claims that Azoff’s firm, Frontline Management, had an oral agreement with Rose to receive 15 per cent of the singer’s earnings.

Frontline claims Rose earned more than $12 million for appearances overseas that he hasn’t paid them for.